Art & Culture
35K Sqft Art Mural Coming to The Woodlands Waterway Square
THE WOODLANDS, TX – Beginning March 21, 2022, the public is invited to watch the creation of one of the largest art murals in Texas: a 35,000-square-foot work that is the latest addition to one of the country’s largest collections of outdoor public art in The Woodlands®. Commissioned by The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC), the mural will anchor a new 2.3-acre outdoor community gathering space in Waterway Square® and transform the underutilized south wall of the Waterway Square garage into a significant work of art. The name of the internationally renowned artist and details of the work will be shared as the painting progresses and the final image is revealed.
A 14-person crew will work for two weeks from suspended swing stages to create a mural reaching 105 feet tall and 358 feet wide. A celebration for the new mural will take place as part of a free event the weekend of April 9th & 10th from 12 – 4 PM at 1 Waterway Square, where live music, food carts and family-friendly activities will welcome the public to enjoy the new community space, in conjunction with The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, named one of the top art festivals in the country, taking place April 9th & 10th from 10 AM – 6 PM.
“This new large-scale mural will add to the extensive collection of outdoor public art that we have here in The Woodlands and serve as a catalyst for community engagement,” said Jim Carman, President of the Houston Region for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “The mural will add visual interest and a creative wayfinding element that will attract visitors to the northeast corner of Waterway Square—completing the programming of the area’s public space and providing a notable background for social gatherings and community events.”
The Howard Hughes Corporation has continued to support the public art program initially started by George Mitchell, the founder of The Woodlands. The program has provided millions of dollars towards public art in the community and has resulted in a collection which currently features over 80 works—including 56 outdoor sculptures and 24 art benches—curated in collaboration with The Woodlands Arts Council, which supports and promotes arts in in the community.
For more information and to watch the installation of the mural as it progresses, visit www.thewoodlands.com/mural.
The Woodlands, a 28,500-acre award-winning master planned community located 27 miles north of downtown Houston, was recognized two consecutive years, 2022 and 2021, as the #1 Best Community to Live in America by Niche.com. The Woodlands offers an unprecedented 28% of green space, leading the way among master planned communities that practice environmental preservation. It is home to 120,000 people, and nearly 64,000 people work in the community. The Woodlands has received numerous past accolades including the Vision Award, Development of Distinction from the Urban Land Institute; three-time honoree of “Master Planned Community of the Year,” four-time recipient of “Humanitarian of the Year” and “Trailblazer of the Year” in 2018 by the Greater Houston Builders Association; American Trails Developer Award; Environmental Planning Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Texas Chapter Houston Section. The Woodlands is a community of The Howard Hughes Corporation®, which supports over 180 local causes in the Houston region through its HHCares program. For more information, visit www.thewoodlands.com. For additional details, find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country’s preeminent portfolio of master planned communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: the Seaport in New York City; Downtown Columbia®, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills®, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi; and Douglas Ranch in Phoenix. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative placemaking, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC. For additional information visit www.howardhughes.com.